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Magic Slim & the Teardrops

b. Morris Holt, 7 August 1937, Torrence, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Blues guitarist and vocalist Magic Slim became interested in music during childhood. He moved first to nearby Grenada, Mississippi, and then to Chicago in 1955, where he worked as bass player for Magic Sam, who gave Holt his name. He obtained a false identity card so that he was able to play bass with Sam in the bars and clubs. After completing that stay, he switched back to guitar and performed with a Chicago band called Mr. Pitiful And The Teardrops. When that band broke up, he moved back to Mississippi before returning to Chicago once again in 1965, where he re-formed the Teardrops with his two brothers (Nick, the bass player, became a permanent member). The band recorded its first single for the local Wes label in 1966, and another for the equally small Mean Mistreater label in 1970. It was not until 1978 that Magic Slim And The Teardrops began recording in earnest, contributing four tracks to an Alligator Records anthology. That was followed by a live album for the small Candy Apple label as well as recordings made in France, which were released in the USA on Alligator as Raw Magic in 1982. That same year he recorded the highly praised Grand Slam for Rooster Blues Records. A live album recorded in Austria, Chicago Blues Session, followed in 1987. Gravel Road, released on the small Blind Pig label in the USA, was issued in 1990. His sound is perhaps the tightest of any Chicago blues band working at the present time. This consistently satisfying blues musician has recorded singles for numerous labels but, recently, has recorded mainly for the Wolf Record label in Austria and Blind Pig in San Francisco..
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Stations Featuring
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    16 songs

Albums by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

Top Songs by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

  1.   Song
  2.   Champagne and Reefer
  3.   Lonely Man
  4.   I'm a Bluesman
  5.   I Got Money
  6.   Full Load Boogie
  7.   Bad Boy
  8.   Spider in My Stew
  9.   Carla
  10.   Let Me Love You
  11.   Give Me Back My Wig
  12.   You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
  13.   Loving You Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me
  14.   Cryin' Won't Let You Stay
  15.   Crosseyed Cat
  16.   Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  17.   Sunrise Blues
  18.   House Cat Blues
  19.   What Is That You Got
  20.   Lump on Your Stump
  21.   Gambling Blues
  22.   The Man You Need
  23.   Pretty Girls Everywhere
  24.   I Ain't Lookin for No Love
  25.   How Many More Years
  26.   Lookin' for a Lover
  27.   Room 109
  28.   Chickenheads
  29.   Before You Accuse Me
  30.   Mustang Sally
  31.   Gravel Road
  32.   Mind Your Own Business
  33.   Goin' to Mississippi
  34.   Magic Boogie
  35.   Think
  36.   You Got to Pay
  37.   Snakebite
  38.   Please Don't Waste My Time
  39.   I'm Not the Same Person
  40.   I'm Gonna Get You Babe
  41.   I Want to See You in the Evening
  42.   I Need Lovin'
  43.   Down in Virginia
  44.   Slim's Hideaway
  45.   Country Joyride
  46.   Further On Up The Road
  47.   Black Tornado
  48.   Hard to Handle
  49.   Please Don't Dog Me
  50.   Older Woman
  51.   I Started Loving You Again
  52.   Bad Luck Is Fallin'
  53.   Shake It
  54.   Someone Else Is Steppin' In
  55.   Get Your Business Straight
  56.   Lonesome Trouble
  57.   What's Wrong
  58.   Girl What You Want Me to Do
  59.   Can't Get No Grindin'
  60.   Country Boy
  61.   Prisoner of Love
  62.   Matchbox Blues
  63.   Evil Woman Blues
  64.   Early Every Morning
  65.   Just Before You Go
  66.   I'm Gonna Send You Back to Georgia
  67.   Key to Your Door
  68.   Scufflin'
  69.   Lonely for Your Love
  70.   Hard Luck Blues
  71.   Freddie's Blues
  72.   Hole in the Wall
  73.   Cold Women With Warm Hearts
  74.   How Much More Long

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